A family Newsletter: Week of November 5th
Popsicles with Principals Friday
Baxter Family Fun Night!
And our PTO will be out grilling for everyone so we don't even have to worry about cooking dinner!! This is a Win-Win!!!
Golden Nuggets from our Counselor, Mrs. Golden
Feeling angry is a natural human emotion. Quite often it can be a very positive emotion. Good things can sometimes evolve out of anger. But when anger is destructive, when it hurts others, when it is out of control, children need a calm adult to step in and help them gain control over their feelings and actions. Parents can help the angry child by...
recognizing what sparks the anger
helping the child to recognize early warning signs of anger
letting the child know that it is okay to be angry, but that certain ways of acting out anger are inappropriate
helping the child discover coping skills to calm himself down (these can vary in each individual)
teaching the child appropriate ways to respond to unsettling situations
being a good role model in the way you handle your own anger
looking for any underlying causes of the anger
seeking professional assistance when angry outbursts don’t subside
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Sometimes our tempers run hotter as we begin preparing for the holidays. I know a lot of you are already starting to think about whose home you are going to or who is coming to your house, what we can and cannot talk about, etc. We can help prepare our children for these situations by helping them process their anger. I tell our students all of the time “YES, you can be mad and angry. Please do, it is a normal healthy emotion.” I also tell our students it is what we do and say in our anger that might cause us more problems. Please remind your students their teachers and I are available to them when they to catch their breath before they let their emotions get the best of them.
All of our students will be discussing what we are thankful for and how we can express our thankfulness to others. (especially to our parents)
Only a few more days to Thanksgiving Break- enjoy your break!!
Campus Character Rings!
This week's weekly winner is.......GREEN RING!!!
The Rally store is open through the end of the weekend!! Get your gear before it's too late! Sweatshirts, long sleeve t-shirts, etc.
Parent Volunteers- NEW ONLINE FORMS!! SO EASY!!!
Each week you will see links to sign up sheets for particular activities!
Also, PLEASE SEE THE BACKGROUND FORM BELOW! It must be completed before you can volunteer! PLEASE PRINT AND RETURN TO THE FRONT OFFICE!
Who loves to cook?
Stage Decorating Help!
Mrs. Bass is looking for several volunteers to decorate the cafeteria stage the week of Nov. 26-30. We have Christmas trees and holiday decor to set up for December and the 5th-grade program. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help! Thank you!
What's happening in the library
Check out an example of our morning Announcements
Notes from Nurse Martin
Take Action to Prevent the Flu
- CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications
- Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits and missed work and school due to the flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.
Take Everyday Preventive Actions to Stop the Spread of Germs
- Avoid close contact with sick people
- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
- If you are sick with flu-like illness, you must remain fever free for 24 hours (without the use of a fever-reducing medicine) before returning to school.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
- Wash your hands often with soap and water
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs are spread this way.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated.
For more information visit https://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/prevention.htm
MISD is looking for RN's, LVN's, EMT's or Paramedics to substitute at any one of our amazing campuses. Please contact email@example.com for more information!
Upcoming Events at Baxter
Monday, November 12th: Thanksgiving Lunch